Nectarine and Lentil Salad with Seared Feta

by Ian Wickman


Nectarine and Lentil Salad with Seared Feta

This might just qualify as the weirdest, most delicious combination of the summer. Savory, sweet, and salty deliciousness and healthy as a bonus! White nectarine and lentil salad with a hit of garlic, a chunk of seared feta and a dusting of lemon zest... trust me, you need to try this.
Keyword nectarine and lentil salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Ian Wickman


Nectarine and Lentil Salad

  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 cup white nectarine, diced (this was one nectarine for me)
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice (might want to zest first and reserve for below)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Seared Feta

  • 4 oz feta cheese block (should be in a block, not crumbles)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest


Nectarine and Lentil Salad

  • Combine the lentils, garlic, and lemon juice in a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and combine well.
  • Add diced white nectarine to lentil mix and fold in.

Seared Feta

  • Cut your block of feta into roughly 1 inch cubes.
  • Heat a skillet or griddle, preferably non-stick, over medium heat.
  • Add olive oil to the pan and swirl to coat.
  • Add chunks of feta to the heated pan and let sear for about 2 minutes until a nice crust forms on the bottom. Flip carefully (may require a little scraping under the seared feta to get the crust off okay) and cook another minute or so until a crust forms on the other side as well.


  • Add a bit of the salad to each plate, top with a couple cubes of the seared feta, and finish with a bit of lemon zest! Enjoy!


Searing the feta takes a little getting used to but once you have the hang of it, it's pretty easy. Just don't be afraid to let it develop that crust on the bottom before you flip it!
Side note, some days your mind just works a little differently and we have to embrace it or life would be a whole lot less interesting! Today was one of those days, not really sure where this idea came from (maybe it's a classic I just don't know about!) but I'm glad I followed it down the rabbit hole!

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